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  1. Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP) and NSW Department of Education and Training (DET), 2005, AGQTP Literacy in Aboriginal Languages Information for Schools Implementing Aboriginal Languages Programs, NSW DET, Sydney.
  2. AGQTP and NSW DET, 2005, AGQTP Literacy in Aboriginal Languages: Sample Units of Work for the Teaching of Aboriginal Languages in NSW Schools, NSW DET, Sydney.
  3. AECG INC & NSW DET, 2004, The Report of the Review of Aboriginal Education, NSW DET, Darlinghurst, NSW.
  4. Board of Studies NSW, 2001, Working with Aboriginal Communities: A Guide to Community Consultation and Protocols, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney.
  5. Board of Studies NSW, 2005, NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney.
  6. Cavanagh, P, 2005, 'It makes you proud to be you': a report on the Yuwaalaraay Language Program at St Joseph’s, Walgett’, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield.
  7. Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 2003, ‘New South Wales Aboriginal Languages Policy’, NSW Government.
  8. South Australian Department of Education and Community Services (DECS), 2003, South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework: Languages, Australian Indigenous Languages.
  9. Eades, D K, 1976, The Dharawal and Dhurga Languages of the New South Wales Coast, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra.
  10. Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (FATSIL), 2004, Guide to Community Protocols for Indigenous Language Projects, FATSIL, Melbourne.
  11. Munro, Jennifer M, 2004, ‘Substrate Language Influence in Kriol: The Application of Transfer Constraints to Language Contact in Northern Australia’, PhD thesis, University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
  12. National Parks and Wildlife, Trish Ellis (ed), ‘Coastal Custodians’ (see for example Volume 2, Issue 10 Nov/Dec 2005 pp 17–18)
  13. Nugent, A M, 1986, ‘Whose knowledge, whose power and whose curriculum? An account of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community’s curriculum project and its implications at Jervis Bay Primary School’, Masters thesis, Australian National University.
  14. Wilson, G & Hercus, L, 2004, Arabana, Years R to 10: An Arabana teaching framework for Reception to Year 10; language revitalisation and second language learning, Department of Education and Community Services (DECS), Hindmarsh Publishing, SA.
  15. Yuwaalaraay Language Program, 2003, Yugal: Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay Songs, Coolabah Publishing, Tamworth.
  16. Amery, R, 2000, Warrabarna Kaurna!: Reclaiming an Aboriginal Language, Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, The Netherlands.
  17. Hosking, D F, Lonsdale D J, Troy, J F & Walsh, M J, 2000, Strong language strong culture: New South Wales strategic language study: final report and action plan, prepared for ATSIC by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.


Aboriginal Education and Training Directorate (AETD):

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG):
The following websites from SA are also really useful.
South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services:

Support materials:

SACSA Framework:
NSW Office of the Board of Studies:
  • Working with Aboriginal Communities – A Guide to Community Consultation and Protocols
  • Teaching Aboriginal Languages – Case Studies
  • New South Wales Aboriginal Languages Interim Framework K–10
  • Indigenous Language Programs in South Australian Schools: Issues, Dilemmas and Solutions
  • Language and Culture Programs in NSW: The View from Central Australia
  • Teaching NSW’s Indigenous Languages: Lessons from Elsewhere
NSW Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre:
Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages:
NSW Aboriginal Languages Policy:
John Rudder and Stan Grant Snr – Wiradjuri materials:
Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity
These are also two very useful websites that the Curriculum K–12 Directorate have produced:
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